Dwight Cecil Bernard

Work and Voluntary experience

Bernard & Associates
2 Cedar Avenue, North Valsayn, Trinidad & Tobago

[Feb 2014 –May 2014]

Sole Practitioner Attorney-at-Law
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Civil, Criminal, Industrial and Family Law Advocacy
-Commercial and Corporate Law and Practice
-Contract Law and Negotiations
-Copyright Infringement and Data Protection
-Employment and Industrial Relations Practice
-Estate Planning and Probate Administration
-Injunctive Relief
-Personal Injury
-Police and State Misconduct
-Public Law
-Residential and Commercial Conveyancing
Regius Chambers
37 Richmond Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

[Nov 2012 – Jan 2014]


General private practice covering litigious and non-litigious casework, providing the foundation for my sole practitioner casework under Bernard & Associates and representing similar responsibilities and legal scope thereunder.
Mansfield Chambers
24 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

[Feb – Nov 2012]

Legal Pupillage
Legal attachment supervised by pupil-master Mr. Lemuel Murphy, Attorney-at-Law assisting and counseling in all stages of civil law matters in the management of a 300+ active caseload. Responsibilities included:
-Legal Research and Opinion Writing
-Drafting of Pleadings, Motions, Applications, Affidavits, Submissions, Skeleton Arguments and Correspondence
-Conducting of Client Interviews and Conferences, Provision of Client Advice
-Preparation of Trial Bundles and Witness Statements
The Royal Courts of Justice

Strand, London, England

[Dec 2011]


Two days shadowing Mr. Edward Fitzgerald, QC in the High Court on extradition matter – Tappin v The Government of the United States of America.


Hackney Community College
Hackney, London, England

[Nov 2010 – Jun 2011]

Homework Club Programme Voluntary Mentor and Tutor

Mentored and tutored young refugees, asylum seekers and young migrants ranging from 12 to 19 years old, to assist with their development, self-confidence, language and speaking skills and integration into UK society.

[  2010–2011 ]   School of Oriental and African Studies
London, United Kingdom

MA International Studies and Diplomacy (Pass)
Specialized in International Law and International Relations

Dissertation: “The Hypocrisy of Using Force to Save Lives – A Critical Analysis of Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect”

[  2009 – 2010 ]   The University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

LL.M Entertainment Law (Merit)
Specialized in Entertainment Contracts, Media Ownership and Regulation and Intellectual Property in Entertainment

Dissertation: “The Digital Economy Act – A Comparative Analysis of International Legal Strategies to Effectively Engage with Copyright Infringement on the Internet.”


[  2008 – 2009 ]   The College of Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Bar Vocational Course (Competent)

Completed courses in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Outstanding) and Legal Research (Outstanding)


[  2006 – 2008 ]   The University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom

LL.M (Hons) Law

Specialized in Cyber-Law and Intellectual Property Law

Dissertation: “Can UK Copyright Law keep up with File Sharing on the Internet?

  •  Excellent drafting, research, problem solving, client care, crisis management, analytical and IT skills
  • Reliable Court-room advocacy and Court-craft
  • Strong interpersonal and team working aptitude and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Outstanding ethical principles and standards of professional conduct

Professional Associations

  •  Attorney-at-Law, The Bar of Grenada – April, 2013
  • Attorney-at-Law, The Bar of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago – November, 2012
  • Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, England and Wales – December, 2009


School of Oriental and African Studies

Oct 2010/Sep 2011 M.A International Studies and Diplomacy


University of Westminster

Oct 2009/Jul 2010 LL.M Entertainment Law

Graduated with Merit (2nd class Hons)

The College of Law, Birmingham

Sep 2008/Aug 2009 Bar Vocational Course

This was the former course pursuant to admission to the Bar of England and Wales. It is now known as the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The College of Law is also now known as The University of Law.

The University of Leeds

Sep 2006/Jul 2008 LL.M Law

The University of Buckingham

Jul 2003/Jun 2005 BA English Literature with Multimedia Journalism


Bernard & Associates

Jan 2014/Present Attorney-at-Law

This was my own firm which I still do work under for Caribbean litigants but have more or less wound up as of May, 2014.

Regius Chambers

Nov 2012/Jan 2014 Attorney-at-Law

Mansfield Chambers

Feb 2012/Nov 2012 Legal Pupil